Do I Need a Building Permit?

The Town of Sahuarita Building Safety Division works to safeguard public health and safety through the plan check, permit, and inspection processes. To ensure that the minimum safety requirements and standards are met, most construction activities, including alterations, replacements, and repair work require permits and inspections. The following minor installations, repairs, or replacements may be exempt from obtaining building permits. Please note that certain projects may require a Zoning Clearance even if a building permit is not required.

Please contact the Building Safety Division for additional information.

  1. Building Permit Not Required
  2. Electrical Permit Not Required
  3. Plumbing Permit Not Required
  4. Mechanical Permit Not Required
  • One-story detached accessory structures used as tool or storage sheds, children’s playhouses, or similar uses. Structures shall not exceed 200 square feet and should not include any plumbing, electrical, or mechanical installations.
  • Masonry walls up to 6 feet in height; or wood, vinyl, wrought iron, or similar fences up to 7 feet in height.
  • Retaining walls not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.
  • Private concrete pathways and driveways.
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work.
  • Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 18 inches in depth.
  • Decks not exceeding 200 square feet in area, not more than 30 inches above grade at any point, not attached to the dwelling, and do not serve the exit door.
  • Installation, repair, or replacement of window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.